University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
June 11, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 10:30 a.m.

Item 1 Call to Order  

Chair Korman will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (March 19, 2013) 

Chair Korman will ask for approval of the minutes from the March 19, 2013 meeting.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 3 Open Comments 

Chair Korman will offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agenda.

Item 4 Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan 

The Board of Governors (BOG) has specified that “Each board of trustees shall prepare a multi-year work plan/report for the Board of Governors that outlines its university’s top priorities, strategic directions, and specific actions and financial plans for achieving those priorities, as well as performance expectations and outcomes on institutional and system-wide goals.  The work plan/report shall reflect the university’s distinctive mission and focus on core institutional strengths within the context of State University System goals and regional and statewide needs.”


Interim Provost Earl Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 5 New Degree Program – Bachelor of Science in Radiography

The purpose of this item is to submit, for approval, a proposed new degree program. Brooks College of Health, in collaboration with the Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS), proposes to establish a Bachelor of Science in Radiography. This degree will require 120 credit hours, 57 of which will be earned through Radiologic Technology courses. The program curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, communication principles, knowledge, and expertise in radiography.


Radiographers perform X-ray examinations on patients in a variety of clinical settings. Using their highly developed skills in human anatomy and patient care, radiographers prepare patients for X-rays, explain the examination, and position the patients for the procedure. The associate degree in radiography enables an entry level technologist to become certified, whereas the B.S. in Radiography will provide future radiographers with the capability to understand the complex science of advanced imaging technologies. As a result, students with a baccalaureate degree will be better prepared to handle advanced radiography techniques that will be necessary to support the increasing demands of the radiography field. Another advantage of the baccalaureate degree is the increased potential for career progression into administrative leadership positions within healthcare agencies.


Radiographers are in high demand throughout the United States and have numerous opportunities to work in a variety of health related settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.  According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, a radiologic technology career “offers a promising future, job stability, and a good salary” (ASRT, 2013). Furthermore, with continuous advances in technology and an aging baby boomer population, the demand for exams and procedures using radiography continues to grow.


Need for this Degree: Data projections indicate that radiologic technology as a whole is growing faster than average. According to the 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent between 2010 and 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Furthermore, the services provided by radiologic technologists are beginning to be shifted away from hospitals toward outpatient facilities which will increase the number of new jobs in physicians’ offices and imaging centers.


The American Society of Radiologic Technologists estimates over 2,600 students could be accommodated in radiography programs.  The mean number of qualified students turned away in radiography equaled 37.1 per program or a total estimate of 14,978.


Due to the expansion of services at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the anticipated retirement of employees in the Department of Radiology, a number of vacancies are expected. The Mayo Clinic wants to fill these vacancies with individuals holding a B.S. in Radiography. As a result, the Mayo Clinic has reached out to UNF to collaborate in the design and delivery of the B.S. in Radiography. Once the B.S. in Radiography is approved and implemented, the Mayo Clinic will cease to offer their Associate of Science program.


Interim Provost Earl Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 6 Limited Access Status – Bachelor of Science in Radiography  

This proposed program in Radiography requires limited access status due to the limitations on available clinical placements and qualified faculty. The program will be able to accommodate a maximum of 16 students per year.


Interim Provost Earl Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 7 Tenure by Condition of Appointment – John Kantner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology  

Under tenure by reason of appointment, distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being employed at UNF.  The candidate must receive a positive vote from the tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department.


UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure on appointment. Under these guidelines, the administration recommends approval of tenure, by reason of appointment, for Dr. John Kantner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology.


Interim Provost Earl Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 8 Academic Partnerships - Distance Learning Programs

UNF is currently in discussion with Academic Partnerships to support our efforts at online educational offerings for specific high-demand programs.  This partnership will allow UNF to increase enrollments in these programs and provide additional resources. 


Len Roberson, Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant VP for Academic Technology will update the AAC on the AP partnership.

Item 9 Academic Affairs Presentation – College Scheduler

College Scheduler is a web-based class scheduling system for student use at colleges and universities. Students can build optimized class schedules that take into account their personal needs (work, athletics, leisure, etc.)


Increases credit hours taken per student:

  • React to Course Demand with real time reporting on which classes are being searched for the most.
  • Help students graduate on-time by eliminating "filler" classes with fast, easy schedule planning.
  • Advisors spend more time helping students determine which courses to take, not the individual times to take them.
  • Eliminate time-consuming schedule generation for special student populations like incoming freshmen, athletes, and advanced students.

Megan Kuehner, UNF Registrar will provide a demonstration of this software program.


Presentation – No Action Required

Item 10 Adjournment

Chair Korman will adjourn the meeting.